A team from Brooke Weston has been shortlisted for the Northants Police Challenge, a project where schools from across the county tackle an anti-social problem. This year the focus has been on the issue of cyber bullying.
A total of 23 schools took part in the semi-final outlining their ideas to police and fire service representatives. The teams were whittled down to eight who will compete at the Challenge finals next month. The overall winners will have their idea put into practise and publicised among Northamptonshire schools.
Dr Rowe said: ‘Our students came up with own solutions for cyber bullying. We had some fantastic ideas like a teaching game for TES, a blocking website to show parents how to intervene, a self help booklet for victims, some promotional phone cases and really good information posters. Cyber Pals, who were chosen to represent Brooke Weston came up with an incredible website that did everything from advising bullies including separate information for both genders, details on different kinds of bullying and advice on security settings. They had four weeks to complete the work in class and some of them worked really hard over the holidays as well.’
The team, comprising Emily and Liam Brown, Grace Dos Santos Hardy, Maddison Foulke, Grace Kavanagh, Taran Mann, Eve McKinnon, Katie McShane, Angela Oljaca and Jeshurun Peprah, was praised for the quality of their presention and on ‘delivering one of the best presentations‘ to judges. They delivered an assembly on their website highlighting the different sections and showing the quality and scope of their work.